RAD Studio
Executing thread objects
All thread instances from the same thread class have the same name. However, you can assign a different name for each thread instance at runtime using the following steps. 
You can convert an unnamed thread to a named thread. For example, if you have a thread class that was created using Delphi 6 or earlier, convert it into a named thread. 
Because it is difficult to tell which thread ID refers to which thread in the Thread Status box, you can name your thread classes. When you are creating a thread class in the Thread Object dialog box, besides entering a class name, also check the Named Thread check box, enter a thread name, and click OK.
Naming the thread class adds a method to your thread class called SetName. When the thread starts running, it calls the SetName method first.
Note: You can name threads in VCL applications only.
You can also:
When debugging multi-threaded applications, it can be confusing trying to keep track of the status of all the threads that are executing simultaneously, or even to determine which thread is executing when you stop at a breakpoint. You can use the Thread Status box to help you keep track of and manipulate all the threads in your application. To display the Thread status box, choose ViewDebug WindowsThreads from the main menu.
When a debug event occurs (breakpoint, exception, paused), the thread status view indicates the status of each thread. Right-click the Thread Status box to access commands that... more 
Once you have implemented a thread class by giving it an Execute method, you can use it in your application to launch the code in the Execute method. To use a thread, first create an instance of the thread class. You can create a thread instance that starts running immediately, or you can create your thread in a suspended state so that it only begins when you call the Resume method. To create a thread so that it starts up immediately, set the constructor's CreateSuspended parameter to False. For example, the following line creates a thread and starts its... more 
When the amount of CPU time the thread should receive is implicit in the thread's task, its priority is set in the constructor. This is described in Initializing the thread. However, if the thread priority varies depending on when the thread is executed, create the thread in a suspended state, set the priority, and then start the thread running:  
A thread can be started and stopped any number of times before it finishes executing. To stop a thread temporarily, call its Suspend method. When it is safe for the thread to resume, call its Resume method. Suspend increases an internal counter, so you can nest calls to Suspend and Resume. The thread does not resume execution until all suspensions have been matched by a call to Resume.
You can request that a thread end execution prematurely by calling the Terminate method. Terminate sets the thread's Terminated property to True. If you have implemented the Execute method... more 
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